Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of ABPnews/Herald. Daniel Wallace writes for the Baptist Standard.

A Covington, Texas, church has seen growth in attendance and baptisms since building a sanctuary considered much too large for a congregation in a very small town.

American Baptist Churches USA and Texas Baptists have issued calls for volunteers for projects around the nation.

Virginia Baptists’ response to Haiti’s 2010 earthquake has led them into long-term mission work on the island, from agriculture to orphan care to church planting — a trend in disaster-relief work, say experts.

A recent American Bible Society poll shows the number of Bible skeptics now matches the number of its believers. But that just opens up more teaching opportunities, some Baptists say.

Seeing the connection between the environment, economies and the basic need for water is luring an increasing number of churches to delve into domestic and international water ministry.

Jack Glasgow has been the pastor at Zebulon Baptist Church in North Carolina for 32 years — and he was part-time there for five years before that. Experts say such longevity is very healthy — and rare — for today’s congregations.

Those who follow the practice say it can be as easy as getting rid of unused clothing. But however simple living looks, it will transform how individuals and communities relate to God through prayer and worship.

Calvary Baptist Church in Washington is preparing to launch a pastoral residency program, which some experts say is energizing congregations as they help prepare young ministers. 

Baptist pastors say Christian audiences must remember they do not own the Bible and cannot expect Hollywood to adhere literally to biblical passages when making religious films.

All Souls Charlottesville, a growing Virginia Baptist church plant, looks Anglican in worshp but is true to its Baptist roots, pastor says as congregation celebrates five years.

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